Musings from a Bookmammal

Which Species Do You Belong To?

The other day I saw this post on Musings from a Bookmammal. (Thank you bookmammal for sharing this 🙂 ) I was very much impressed with the brilliant & creative infographic of Laura E. Kelly’s classification of book readers, from the folks who see books as precious display objects to those who sort of hate reading (in her words). I remembered my days as a Life Science student when we had to study the classification of plants, animals and all other living things. Those were some difficult charts to remember!!

FBSpeciesofReadersYou can click on the image above to visit the original article of Laura E. Kelly.

It was fun going through the chart and finding out which species/category I belong to. So this is what I found about me…… I am a combo pack 🙂 –

  1. Book Worshipper – Yeah, I treat book like trophies and love to display them neatly stacked in my book-stand(s). I have this dream of having a room one day whose walls will be filled with my favourite books, from floor to ceiling…….with a cosy couch by the window. 🙂
  2. Hoarder & Compulsive Book Buyer – Yes, I am a hoarder too… I buy books every month. Even though I get time only to read a few pages everyday, I buy books regularly – with the hope that one day I will finish reading them all. I feel that I should not miss out any good book that readers all over the world are enjoying….. I hate to deprive myself of this joy and so I keep on buying, every month without fail. This is one routine I follow religiously. My wish list in Amazon & Flipkart and TBR list in Goodreads is growing at an exponential rate. 🙂
  3. Underliner (but not scribbler)Sometimes, not always, I underline some lines in a book, so that I can come back and read those lines again and re-live the happiness I found in that book….all over again. But then, I am careful to mark those lines in pencil (so that the damage is minimum!!). Apart from this, I do not scribble or hurt my books in any other way.
  4. Sleepy Bedtime Reader – Since the last 2-3 years, after I reach home from work, cook my dinner and finish cleaning the dishes 7 all other chores, I am sooooooooo tired that it hardly takes a few minutes for sleep to overpower me. But I struggle hard and try to read my everyday quota of a chapter or two of the book I am currently reading. And so, when I wake up (either in the middle of the night or in the morning) often I find myself with the book on my face. 😛
  5. The Evangelist – I am one to some extent. If I love a book and know a person who I know will like it, I gift it to him/her or else recommend him/her to check it out.

This is a fun way of knowing the book-reading preferences of one another. So why wait, share which species you belong to….right-away!

Have fun!!

P. S. Sorry, for so many smileys, could not help it! 😛

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D&C’s 1st Award


Award…prizes….recognition….respect…. who does not love them. They bring all the more happiness and joy when you least expect them….. arriving quietly at your doorstep. And I am no exception. Recently, Musings from a Bookmammal nominated me for the Liebster Award. I had read about this award sometime back but never thought that I would receive it too someday. Wow! it does feel good 🙂 And coming from a fellow blogger whom I met recently, it was more surprising.  It feels great to know that some people in this big blogging world like what I write. Thanks a lot Musings from a Bookmammal!

Liebster Award is an award for upcoming bloggers with less than 200 followers and for who someone believes deserve some recognition for their blogging. This is a good way to encourage people to visit new/interesting blogs. Nice right? The rules of the award are –

  1. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them
  2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
  3. Nominate up to 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
  4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.
  • I have already linked my post to the blog who nominated me. So no. 1 is DONE.
  • For No. 2, for the 10 questions given to me by the nominator, here are my answers –

(P.S. This post was drafted on last Friday (06/09/2013). But due to my sickness, the editing got delayed and I am posting it today)

  1. How did you choose the name of your blog?

I am a dreamer. I believe in them. I love to dream of things that should be… that can be…that I want to be. But then, as they say, life is a mixed bag of happiness and sadness too. So every now and then, my dreams get surrounded by dark clouds. But I believe that my dreams can (and I keep on trying for that) overcome these dark clouds and change them into white, fluffy, cute clouds and bring me the joy and happiness that I dream of. After all, that’s what life is (at least for me), dreams in midst of clouds. And my blog is all about my ramblings on my life – dreams that make me happy and strives me to keep on moving forward and the clouds that help me emerge a stronger person to chase my dreams & value their worth. (I hope I managed to explain what I wanted to say  😛)

  1. Describe the weather where you are right now.

Today the weather outside is pleasant. But the environment inside my office is cold. God knows what’s wrong with the AC of our office. And because I have a fever coming up, it’s chilling for me here.(And I want to go home soon)

  1. Look to your right and list five things that you see.

I think this question can best be answered with some photos. Since I was in office, while I was drafting this post, there was limited stuff around me. So here they are – my pin board, my lip balm, extension phone & a glass of warm water(as i was feeling feverish), Ganesha idol gifted by a colleague, desk calendar & pen-stand.


  1. List what was included in the last meal you ate.

I had my lunch at our office canteen an hour ago. Today they had served chicken curry with steamed rice and some other vegetable curry too. However, as I was feeling feverish, I ate only rice & the chicken curry followed by fruit custard for dessert.

  1. What article of your clothing do you like to wear the most?

I feel comfortable in jeans and a tee. But for 8 hours, five days in a week I wear kurta/churidar to office. So that’s what I wear most of the time.

At home, I love to wear my shorts or PJs (who doesn’t, right? 🙂)

  1. Do you collect any special objects? If so, what do you collect?

I collect books, my interest varying into various genres. I have a considerable collection of books, and its growing every month. I buy books every month right after my salary is credited into my account. 🙂 Every now and then I try and buy my favourite books that I have borrowed & read from a friend/library and add them to my collection.

  1. It’s Saturday night—do you want to go out, or would you rather stay home?

Of course, I would want to go out. Tomorrow I had plans to go for a facial and a movie. But I doubt if I can make it if I have the fever. (Update – I had to spend my whole weekend in my bed because the fever came and made me weak)

  1. How many languages can you speak? Which ones?

I can read, write and speak three languages – English, Hindi (national language), Assamese (mother tongue). I wanted to learn French as a kid, and I hope I can do it someday.

  1. What was the first paying job that you ever had?

My first paying job was after I finished my MBA, in 2009. I was appointed in Bancassurance Division of an insurance company. But I changed my job after 3 months. I loved the financial independence it brought along. I still do.

  1. What would you be doing right now if you weren’t answering these questions?

I guess I would have been doing some of my office work. But because I was so excited with the nomination, I wanted to write this post immediately and so delayed some of my work (I hope my boss does not read this 😉 :P)

  • For No. 3, the bloggers that I have nominated for the award are here –
  1. Lime ‘n’ lemony
  2. Muses of the heart
  3. Points to Ponder
  4. Pink Tiara
  5. Dialect of my heart
  6. Subh Dasgupta’s Blog
  7. Monday – Monday
  8. The Glass Bangle

There are so less bloggers, among the ones I follow, with less than 200 followers. I have picked up blogs who write about different things. So do check them out, you might find someone you love.

  • For No. 4, here are my 10 questions for my nominees to answer –
  1. What do you like best about blogging?
  2. What is your favourite post on your own blog till now?
  3. Are you a tea or coffee person ?
  4. What did you want to be when you were little?
  5. Three things you would not leave home without?
  6. What makes you happy?
  7. What is the most craziest/different thing you have done that even you had not expected of yourself?
  8. What is the name of the book/movie (or both) that touched you the most?
  9. What is your dream destination?
  10. If you were granted three magic wishes, what would you wish for?
  • For No. 5, I did inform the nominees that they have been nominated. I hope they carry forward the chain. 🙂

Thanks once again to Musings from a Bookmammal for the nomination. I hope my readers feel encouraged to check out the blogs I nominated and meet some amazing bloggers. Cheers!

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